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02:05  12 august  2019
02:05  12 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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The Senate's top Democrat says he's introducing legislation to require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S.Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the legislation would require the bureau to set standards on who would be eligible to purchase bullet-resistant

Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the legislation would require the bureau to set standards on who would be eligible to purchase bullet-resistant vests and other body armor . The legislation is aimed at trying to curb the sale of body armor , which has been used by assailants in mass shootings.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he intends to introduce a bill restricting the sale of body armor when the Senate reconvenes in September, according to the New York Post.

Schumer proposes bill to regulate body armor© Greg Nash Schumer proposes bill to regulate body armor

The bill would require the FBI to establish standards for who is allowed to buy body armor such as bullet-resistant vests after a series of mass shootings in which the gunmen wore body armor, most recently the suspect in the killing of nine people last weekend in Dayton, Ohio.

Schumer's proposal would include exceptions for police and other public safety officials, according to the AP.

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Schumer says he'll introduce the bill after the Senate returns to Washington in September. The legislation is aimed at trying to curb the sale of body armor , which has been used by assailants in mass shootings. The push comes a week after a gunman wearing body armor killed nine people in Dayton

Schumer says he'll introduce the bill after the Senate returns to Washington in September. The legislation is aimed at trying to curb the sale of body armor , which has been used by assailants in mass shootings. The push comes a week after a gunman wearing body armor killed nine people in Dayton

"The ease with which those intent on doing evil are able to get advanced body armor is shocking," Schumer tweeted Sunday afternoon. "In addition to the House-passed background checks bill, it's time to require anyone seeking sophisticated body armor to get sign-off from the FBI."

"What we have learned is that a good number of those intent on mass shootings buy body armor," Schumer said, according to the Post. "They want to kill as many people as possible."

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Schumer says he'll introduce the bill after the Senate returns to Washington in September. The legislation is aimed at trying to curb the sale of body armor , which has been used by assailants in mass shootings. The push comes a week after a gunman wearing body armor killed nine people in Dayton

Schumer bill would require FBI to regulate body armor sales. Her campaign platform has focused on improving education, health care and the economy. She also has proposed an anti-corruption program, but her Unity for Hope party (UNES) has come under fire because some of its mayoral

Anyone without a criminal conviction can currently obtain a bulletproof vest in all 50 states, with only Connecticut requiring that they be bought in person. Wearing one in commission of a crime is a separate offense in most states, including New York, where it is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

In the meantime, however, Schumer said he would push for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a House-passed universal background checks measure a full Senate vote, calling it "the most import and immediate thing we can do."

"It would pass, in my judgment," he added, according to the Post.

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"These retreats from President Trump are not only disappointing but also heartbreaking, particularly for the families of the victims of gun violence," Schumer says.

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